As Chief Operations Officer, Alan Veerman oversees the general corporate activity, financial accountability, and professional operations of the Vector Institute including its various government accountability and institutional agreements. Alan is also responsible for Vector’s business infrastructure, planning, and policy functions.
He brings to the Vector Institute more than 14 years in the central agencies of the Government of Ontario, as well as direct experience working closely with the founding board, government partners, and industry sponsors to establish the Vector Institute as part of the Pan-Canadian AI Strategy.
Alan is a highly-regarded leader in public policy, and he has led a series of high-profile signature government initiatives in areas ranging from electricity, economics, and environment to industry, taxation, and treasury.
With a background in the provincial Ministry of Finance, Alan has held a series of senior positions in a variety of advisory, analysis, coordination, negotiation, operations, and policy roles.
Alan has also served on a number of external advisory groups including special assignments in business advisory, digital assets, expenditure management, steel restructuring, and transit investment.
Alan holds a degree in environmental studies from the University of Waterloo.